According to Health Minister M Subramanian, free vaccination camps will be hosted by the TN government via private hospitals availing the CSR funds provided by private companies. 117 private hospitals in Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode, and Salem have held conversations with the health ministry. Slowly the whole scheme will be expanded to different parts of the state. Reportedly, Rs 61 lakh has been collected which can likely vaccinate 7,800… read-more
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Two private hospitals namely HCG Manavata Cancer Centre and Suyash Hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik have started a "round-the-clock vaccination centre" with an aim to vaccinate people at their convenience. The centres are in operation 24x7. Reportedly, over 2,500 people got jabbed with two shots at these centres and 10% of the individuals decided to get vaccinated after 9 p.m. and before 7 a.m.
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Raje Singh Rawat, a patient at Wings Hospital in Haryana has accused the authorities of overcharging him by 250 percent, the original bill being Rs 1.68 lakhs but was charged Rs 4.23 lakhs. The 65-year-old has also accused the hospital of negligence in the treatment of his wife, who later succumbed to her disease. However, as a precautionary measure, Rawat & his wife were admitted to hospital along with his six children on May 2.
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The Centre on June 8 announced the revised prices of COVID-19 vaccines for private hospitals. A shot of Covishield will now cost Rs 780, and Russia's Sputnik will be available at Rs 1,145. Besides, Covaxin will cost the highest with Rs 1,410 per dose. The prices are including of 5% GST as well. The government has also allowed the vaccine manufacturers to directly sell the doses to private hospitals.
The Karnataka government has directed all district administrations to cancel registration of private hospitals that refuse to hand over bodies of COVID-19 victims to families due to incomplete payment. The government, under KPME Act, ordered that no hospital should insist on payment at the time of handing over of dead patients, "neither can they withhold the bodies". Besides, the government has also demanded a weekly report on the order's… read-more
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The COVID-19 vaccine cost in India's private hospitals is the highest in the world in contrast to several countries providing free vaccines. Data from CoWIN website revealed that private hospitals are charging between Rs 700 to Rs 1,500/shot to vaccinate 18-44 age group people. The amount charged is almost six times more than Rs 250 charged for vaccinating people above 45. Hospital also claimed of huge pendency in Covishield orders.
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Hours after sworn in as Tamil Nadu CM, MK Stalin on May 7 announced to provide free COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals under the CM’s Comprehensive Health insurance scheme. Besides allocating COVID-19 financial relief of Rs 4000 per family, CM Stalin decreased milk prices by Rs 3/litre. Stalin also introduced free travel for women, students and professionals in state owned buses from May 8.
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People, who register to get the COVID-19 vaccine from May 1 in private inoculation centres, can choose their preferred vaccine on the CoWIN platform as well. Moreover, the Health Ministry has instructed private inoculation centres to mention necessary details, including availability of stocks and the price, on the platform. Earlier, registered individuals could only choose the location of the vaccine centre. India currently offers two… read-more
The Serum Institute of India on April 21 announced to sell its Covishield vaccine to state governments at Rs 400 and to the private hospitals at Rs 600/dose. SII said that 50% of its forthcoming vaccine production will be dedicated to Centre’s vaccination program and other 50% for states and private hospitals. Welcoming the Centre’s liberalised vaccination policy, SII assured that vaccines will be available in 4-5 months.
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The Tamil Nadu government has directed the non-COVID hospitals to reserve beds to treat COVID patients, in emergency conditions, after receiving complaints regarding denial of emergency treatment to COVID patients. The director of medical and rural health services stressed that the patients should be given “health measures to stabilize and preserve life,” before referring to a COVID hospital. The director also warned the hospitals of legal… read-more
Courtesy: The Economic Times